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Julian Edelman ‘didn’t get a call’ to join Tom Brady in Tampa Bay before the Buccaneers signed Cole Beasley

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Julian Edelman’s phone didn’t ring. Earlier this offseason, ex-receiver hinted at the possibility of retirement either rejoin the Patriots or perhaps even become the last New England legend to bring their talents to Tampa to join Tom Brady as a member of the Buccaneers. However, that doesn’t seem to be in the plans as the 2022 campaign rolls out despite Bucs currently on the market for some receiver assistance.

Tampa Bay is out of a Week 2 game that saw them without Chris Godwin and Julio Jones due to injury and saw Mike Evans sent off for hitting Saints corner Marshawn Lattimore. The incident caused Evans to be suspended for one game, leaving the box at the receiver’s position empty. To help fill it back in, Tampa Bay signed veteran slot wide receiver Cole Beasley to their practice team with a plan to promote him and put him in the pass-catching rotation.

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This move appears to have been the team’s first choice – or at least higher on the priority list than Edelman’s check.

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During the latest episode of “Inside the NFL” on Paramount+, Edelman was asked about signing Beasley and whether he could go to Florida to help his former quarterback.

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“I don’t want to talk about it,” Edelman said. “They signed a contract with Cole Beasley. They didn’t call me.”